'Little Shop Of Gypsies' Makes 180-Pound Wedding Dress
- The extravagant wedding dresses spotlighted on the various "gypsy" shows have always been astonishing to see. The latest venture, "Little Shop of Gypsies," focuses on th...
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It's clear the big stars of the Gypsy programming on TLC are the dressmakers. On the heels of ``Bling It On,'' which profiles the work of fashion designer Sondra Celli on ``My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding,'' comes ``Little Shop of Gypsies,'' a series that features Thelma Madine, a British dressmaker who first gained notoriety on -- what else? -- the U.K.'s ``My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.'' In ``Little Shop,'' Madine takes on 10 young female Gypsies as apprentices to help her manage the growing demand for her over-the-top dresses and extravagant designs. She has six months to teach the ladies how to tailor dresses, a challenge that -- predictably -- is rough at times, to the point where Madine comes close to abandoning the project.